HINTS CONTINUED… With the obvious topic, you have nothing new to say. You paragraph may be dull and boring.
HINTS CONTINUED…3. Make your point in the topic sentence of your comparison or contrast paragraph. You should indicate to your reader if your paragraph is comparing or contrasting.EX: Dogs are wonderful pets, and they arebetter than cats.
HINTS CONTINUED…4. Do not announce in the topic sentence. EX. This paper is about… I am going to talk about… Let me tell you about how this is different from that…
HINTS CONTINUED…5. Make sure your topic sentence has a focus. It should indicate similarities and differences. EX. FOCUSED My new home is bigger, brighter, and more comfortable than my old one. EX. UNFOCUSED My old house and my new house are different.
HINTS CONTINUED…6. In the topic sentence, cover both subjects to becompared or contrasted. Covers only one subject: The beach of Santa Lucia was dirty and crowded. Covers both subjects: The beach of Santa Lucia was dirty and crowded, but the beach at Fisher Bay was clean and private.